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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Jan 21, 2011 6:25am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: ? for all; DEAD biz model related...

How many PhD's to there kids need? 4, 5, 6? It's more then money for BW & PL to be playing music, working like a dog, with that tour schedule (22 days out of 34 for March/April, 10 S.O. so far). That's a lot of effort, no matter the number of attendants lining the way.
Maybe the employees sucked them dry till the '05 exodus and now it's money time. But, they have a huge catalog to collect checks from. Some big time life insurance and frankly, this is macabre, but when an artist dies their sales spike big time. Many dead 'stars' make more money now then they did while they were alive. Those things combined would pay for a small college. Then, their kids can write their own diplomas in whatever they like.

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Jan 21, 2011 6:44am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: ? for all; DEAD biz model related...

Recall it was Bob who brought up sending his kids to college back in 2005 when they pulled the sbds here.

Touring was how they always made money and i suspect it is what they know best. My point is that Phil and Bob, after The Dead tour, seemed to stick with the vehicle that is less interesting and more lucrative than Mickey and Bill did. They all love to perform, two are getting paid better for living in the past, thats all.

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Jan 21, 2011 7:13am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: ? for all; DEAD biz model related...

I think I am putting my own experience into what touring must be. But after several decades, maybe it's like going on vacation for them. And they get paid!

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Poster: TOOTMO Date: Jan 21, 2011 7:01am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: ? for all; DEAD biz model related...

" this is macabre, but when an artist dies their sales spike big time. Many dead 'stars' make more money now then they did while they were alive. "

There is an "old" CBS story making the rounds anew about "delebs". This guy, Cribbs, is kind of the major force. He is the one who first got James Dean's family in Iowa in the 80's some money. Until then they had no idea that anybody was even making money off of Dean. It's a pretty good article if that kind of stuff interests ya.


http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2009/09/25/60minutes/main5341253.shtml?tag=contentMain;contentBody


TOOTMO

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Poster: craven714 Date: Jan 21, 2011 7:13am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: ? for all; DEAD biz model related...

good point. Which of those shows will you be attending, and then walking out on? Just curious =)

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Jan 21, 2011 7:25am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: ? for all; DEAD biz model related...

I just found out Furthur tics are not $35, but $75 bucks a pop! Nuts!
Mrs. M. was not happy as her shows to attend on the spring tour, ahh, declined.
I am down to 1 Furthur show/year and I will not act grumpy, I will have a smile on my face and be grateful(you never know..). It's date night.
And I will have gone to see the doc beforehand to get some happy happy potion.

At GOV, Deep Banana Blackout or Further? See you at DBB shakeitupnow.